The Flow of Illicit Funds: A Case Study Approach to Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

The Flow of Illicit Funds: A Case Study Approach to Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

by Ola M. Tucker


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In The Flow of Illicit Funds, Ola M. Tucker uses recent case studies to provide compliance professionals with a holistic understanding of the modern money laundering system and to give them a foundation to better detect and deter it.

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ISBN-13: 9781647122478
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2022
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ola M. Tucker holds a JD from Syracuse University College of Law. She is the founder of Compliance Notes, a compliance training consultancy that also provides compliance writing services. She is an adjunct instructor at Widener University’s Delaware Law School, where she teaches classes in the Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies (GICLS) Department. Her work includes the implementation and oversight of international and domestic compliance programs, as well as the design and delivery of compliance training across a range of institutions. You can learn more about Tucker at

Table of Contents


1. Building a Foundation: Facts, Figures, and Misconceptions about Money Laundering

2. Anonymous: The Role of Shell Companies

3. Gaps in the Supply Chain: The Rise of Trade-Based Money Laundering

4. Pricey Parking for Illicit Funds: Money Laundering through Luxury Real Estate

5. A Dirty Business: Russian Laundromats

6. Over the Border and through the Bank: Money Mules and Cyber Mules

7. The Thriving Market of Modern-Day Slavery: Human Trafficking and Money Laundering

8. Intangible Coins and Blockchains: How Cryptocurrencies Fit into the Laundering Process

9. A More Linear Money Trail: Terrorist Financing

10. How We Got Here: A Historical Overview of Key AML Legislation

11. A Solid Defense: AML Compliance Program Requirements and Standards

12. Final Thoughts: Reflections and Recommendations

Selected Bibliography


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John A. Cassara

The Flow of Illicit Funds is a very readable, current, and ready reference for the AML novice, the more seasoned criminal investigator or compliance officer, or anyone who wants to learn more about this complex and extremely important topic.

James B. Johnston

Whether new to AML or an established veteran of 'follow the money' investigations, this magnificent work will take you to the next level. The Flow of Illicit Funds will become the defining reference for anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and anti-terrorist financing initiatives. Thanks to this book, those who engage in money laundering will be put on the defensive.

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